FIXED fix the video ads

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  1. epickid37
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    at the bottom of a bunch of pages there are video ads. about every 5 seconds, it jumps to the part of the screen where ad is. this makes browsing the site and threads impossible
     
    Last edited by epickid37, Nov 22, 2017
  2. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

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    Are you experiencing this on desktop or mobile?
     
  3. epickid37
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    desktop
     
  4. LukeHasAWii

    LukeHasAWii GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    A related thing-- some of these mobile ads are getting out of hand. In the last month, they have gotten bigger and slowed down my browser more. Here is an example of one...
    Screenshot_2017-11-21-22-17-38.png
    They used to be much smaller...

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    Here's another one...
    Screenshot_2017-11-22-10-08-38.png
     
  5. leon315

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    guys, go to ur appstore and grab firefox, then search and install inbrowser plugins shop: adblocks+ghostery, they will EXTERMINATE ALL POPUPS,

    Thank me later.
     
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  6. smileyhead

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    Not everyone wants to use a different browser and/or AdBlock.
    Also, you can get AdBlock functionality system-wide in any browser and app with root.
     
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  7. leon315

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    rooting is certainly more complicated than get a simple app, beside rooting a device also nullify ur warranty, i dont' see this could be a smart move here just to block some ads by rooting ur smartphone, i would rather get firefox+adblocks, with some easy steps you can also import all bookmarks to firefox as well...
     
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  8. pandavova

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    No... Not if you are using the right tools.
     
  9. epickid37
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    epickid37 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    a. i'm using a desktop
    b. i have an adblocker on said laptop, i just don't want to use them so i can support gbatemp
    c. my phone is rooted and has an adblocker, i don't want to use it for reasons stated above
     
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  10. smileyhead

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    That is false. Software modifications don't void your warranty in the EU. Not to mention, just let people use the browser they want, stop being so persistent with your Firefox propaganda...
     
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  11. leon315

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    1 and only: i was quoting other guy.
     
  12. smileyhead

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    ...You weren't quoting anyone.
     
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  13. The Real Jdbye

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    That depends on your phone and your Android version.
     
  14. leon315

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    propaganda?? do you know what propaganda means?? so a simple give a hand becomes propaganda here?? man, u need help about ur paranoia.
     
  15. LukeHasAWii

    LukeHasAWii GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Yeah, I might get an adblocker. Dont get me wrong, the temp is great, but I never press the ads so I'm not giving any money to the temp anyway... lol. I don't use Firefox because of how they handle tabs, it's a bit annoying.
    (Edit: that's why I have 13 tabs in the screenshot lol)
     
  16. Costello

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    I have filed *yet* another complaint at our new advertising platform, sigh...
    this is getting out of control
     
  17. LukeHasAWii

    LukeHasAWii GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Why such an odd choice of https://freestar.io ? (I think)
     
  18. Costello

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    they are supposed to be much more profitable than other platforms... it seems to be proving true for now, but if it's at the expense of having video ads, popups and whatnot, I am not sure we are going to keep them! I never agreed to these formats, it was supposed to be banners only.
     
  19. LukeHasAWii

    LukeHasAWii GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    That's quite odd that they put in ads you didn't agree too.... have they said anything before about that?
     
  20. KazoWAR

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    I thought ads were only enabled for guests?
     
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